What Did We Do in November?

Upper School members of the Global Awareness Club participated in a local Model UN conference to prepare for the upcoming Ivy League Model United Nations Conference – and two Penn Charter students won individual honors. Our rookie team in the regional Ethics Bowl advanced to the quarterfinals and finished seventh.

In a run-up to the national election, Middle School students dug into policy questions at a Town Hall.

Parents and librarians collaborated on an awesome Harry Potter-themed All-School Book Fair that originated in Lower School but spread like, well, spilled milk.

We won three Inter-Ac championships — congratulations to boys and girls soccer, and to our undefeated girls tennis team — and dedicated Maguire Field.

And we enjoyed some national press when our eighth graders, among the first student visitors at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, spoke about their experience.

Learn more about teaching and learning at PC when the next issue of Penn Charter lands in your mailbox this month. As you can see from the cover, it features the cutting-edge IdeaLabs for students in Lower, Middle and Upper School

Admissions Deadlines

Financial Aid: please keep in mind that the deadline to complete the financial aid process for consideration in the first round of decisions is Jan. 6, 2017. There are four steps, and the first three are quick and easy. Don't wait to get started!

Admission to Lower School (pre-K - grade 5): the first-round deadline to complete the admissions process is Dec. 15, 2016.

Admission to Middle and Upper Schools (grades 6-12): the first-round deadline to complete the admissions process is Jan. 6, 2017.

Just Getting Started?

You don't have to wait until the April open house to visit Penn Charter. Families interested in admission for September 2017 are welcome to schedule a visit now. Please contact us to schedule your tour:

  • Lower School Tours (pre-K to grade 5) Admissions Assistant Debbie McIlvaine at 215-844-3460 ext. 199 or 
  • Middle School Tours (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) Admissions Assistant Patricia Cunningham at or 215-844-3460 ext. 103.

Dates for the admissions process after the first round are here.

Penn Charter on Flickr

We use Flickr to share about what is happening at Penn Charter in the classrooms and labs, on the stages and fields — like this photo of parents sharing in the celebration of the publication of the fourth grade newspaper. View more photos

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A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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